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26 January 2021: Original Paper

Number of Bronchoscopic Interventions in Lung Transplant Recipients Correlates with Respiratory Function Assessed by Pulmonary Function Tests

Mirosław Nęcki 12ACEF , Magdalena Latos 12BCEF* , Maciej Urlik 12BD , Remigiusz Antończyk 12BC , Martyna Gawęda 12BEF , Anastazja Pandel 12BCD , Tomasz Stącel 12AF , Piotr Przybyłowski 3A , Marian Zembala 12F , Marek Ochman 12AF

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.927025

Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e927025

Table 1 General characteristics of patients included in the study.

Studied group (n=50)Patients without BI (n=27)Patients with BI (n=23)p Value
Age at transplantation [ME±IQR]40.00±8.0039.00±5.000.529
BMI at transplant [M±SD]23.34±2.5624.17±3.670.365
RBC at qualification [ME±IQR]4.89000±0.484.88±0.630.683
HGB at qualification [ME±IQR]11.7±5.4010.30±3.650.592
FEV [%] at qualification [ME±IQR]23.40±11.0027.00±14.000.311
FVC [%] at qualification [M±SD]47.98±23.5545.54±15.140.732
RBC 1 year [M±SD]3.92±0.463.87±0.570.702
HGB 1 year [M±SD]7.25±0.787.39±1.000.594
GFR 1 year [ME±IQR]67.19±43.6957.38±26.230.741
Gender as percentage of male participants51.85%47.82%
Underlying disease [%]
6MWT – 6-minute walk test; BI – bronchoscopic intervention; BMI – body mass index; CF – cystic fibrosis; COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; FEV – forced expiratory volume in 1 second; FEV/FVC – Tiffeneau-Pinelli index; FVC – forced vital capacity; GFR – glomerular filtration rate; HGB – hemoglobin; IPAH – idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension; ILD – interstitial lung disease; IQR – interquartile range; M – mean; Me – median; post-sat – oxygen saturation at the end of 6-minute walk test; pre-sat – oxygen saturation measured at the beginning of 6-minute walk test; RBC - red blood cells; SD – standard deviation.

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Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358